Employer vs Superior - What's the difference?

employer | superior |

As nouns the difference between employer and superior

is that employer is a person, firm or other entity which pays for or hires the services of another person while superior is a person of higher rank or quality.

As an adjective superior is

higher in quality.




(wikipedia employer) (en noun)
  • A person, firm or other entity which pays for or hires the services of another person.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10 , passage=The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer , and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.}}
  • * , (1911-1977)
  • It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work.


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    See also

    * jobseeker ----



    Alternative forms

    * superiour (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Higher in quality.
  • Higher in rank.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.}}
  • More comprehensive, as a term in classification.
  • A genus is superior to a species.
  • Located above.
  • the superior''' jaw; the '''superior part of an image
  • # (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
  • # (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
  • # (botany) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; said of the radicle.
  • # (typography) Printed in superscript.
  • a superior figure or letter
  • Greater or better than average; extraordinary.
  • Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to .
  • * Spectator
  • There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a great man superior to his sufferings.

    Usage notes

    * Superior and inferior are generally followed by to; than is sometimes used mistakenly.


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    Coordinate terms


    Derived terms

    * superiorness


    (en noun)
  • A person of higher rank or quality.
  • The senior person in a monastic community.